Quizon family thankful for public’s support-A A +A
Thursday, July 12, 2012
THE Quizon family is overwhelmed by the love and support shown by the Filipino people for their patriarch, Comedy King Dolphy.
In an interview with Epi Quizon at the Heritage Park in Taguig City Thursday afternoon, the actor said until now, they did not expect the show of support and love from many Filipinos.
"Nakakataba ng puso kasi alam namin na maraming nagmamahal sa tatay namin. The people prayed, the media is here, grateful that my dad has been part of your lives, we are actually celebrating his life," he said.
Epi said through Dolphy’s 70 years in the entertainment industry, he remained a good friend, good co-actor and a humble person.
One lesson Epi will never forget is the Comedy King’s constant reminder for him to stay true to his craft and keep his feet firmly on the ground.
"Sabi niya sa akin, 'Alam mo Epi, ang sarap lumipad, kung ako lumipad na din ako. Pero siguraduhin mo na nakaapak yang mga paa mo sa lupa. Baba ka muna at ipako mo kasi pag medyo naging mataas lipad mo eh mahirap bumaba."
"He's humble enough to play the role of a jester and he did not go for a kingdom. You gave him the kingdom. He just wants to entertain you… to make you laugh," Epi said.
Epi is still in pain with his father's passing, but he knows the whole family will get better because their father is resting now and looking at them from above.
"Tanggap na namin na mawawala siya, yun lang nakakamiss. Lahat naman tayo dapat natin tanggapin yung mga dapat mangyari sa atin pero hindi ko mapigilan yung sarlili ko na ma-miss yung tatay ko."
On Thursday evening, the TV5 network is expected to hold a necrological mass and tribute program for the King of Comedy.
Veteran actor Eddie Gutierrez, Regal Films matriarch Lily Monteverde, other TV5 stars and Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan are expected to attend the service. (Sunnex)